23 Facts About Stoke-on-Trent


Stoke-on-Trent is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire, England, with an area of 36 square miles .

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Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and known as The Potteries.

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Motto of Stoke-on-Trent is Vis Unita Fortior which can be translated as: United Strength is Stronger, or Strength United is the More Powerful, or A United Force is Stronger.

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Stoke-on-Trent is situated between Manchester, Wolverhampton and Birmingham and adjoins the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme as well as its wider borough, which is administered separately and is situated to the west.

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Stoke-on-Trent is often known as "the city of five towns", because of the name given to it by local novelist Arnold Bennett and is the only polycentric city in the UK.

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Alton Towers Resort is 10 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent and is one of the United Kingdom's best known attractions.

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Stoke-on-Trent was a world centre for fine ceramics—a skilled design trade has existed in the area since at least the 12th century.

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KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2004 report declared Stoke-on-Trent to be the most cost-effective place to set up a new UK business.

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In 2016, Stoke-on-Trent was ranked the second best city to start a business by Quality Formations, based on a number of factors including commercial property, energy, virtual offices, public transport and financial access.

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Stoke-on-Trent originally followed the Wesleyan form of Methodism but in 1801 he reformed the Methodist service by conducting it outside.

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Stoke-on-Trent founded the first chapel in Tunstall with his brother in 1811.

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Stoke-on-Trent promoted Sunday schools as a method of improving children's education, advocated the equal treatment of women and men, and was involved in the temperance movement.

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Stoke-on-Trent went to trial and was convicted for encouraging terrorism and glorifying the Islamic State.

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Stoke-on-Trent is linked to the nearby M6 motorway at junctions 15 and 16 by the A500.

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Stoke-on-Trent College is much larger and less specialised, offering apprenticeships and adult education, and has a main campus in Shelton, and a secondary campus in Burslem.

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Stoke-on-Trent is the smallest city to boast two professional clubs in the English Football League.

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Stoke-on-Trent was the first active footballer to receive a Knighthood.

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Stoke-on-Trent's is regarded as one of the most famous players of British squash.

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Stoke-on-Trent represented England 58 times and still holds the world record for the most dismissals in the first class game .

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Stoke-on-Trent's architecture is tied closely to the industrial heritage of the city.

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Stoke-on-Trent did not meet many of the British side of his family until 1992 when Guns N' Roses played Wembley Stadium as part of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

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Stoke-on-Trent is remembered in the area for his Radio Stoke show Sunday Best, and for standing as a Monster Raving Loony Party candidate.

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Stoke-on-Trent died without having heard many of his finest works.

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